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Title: best for the money led leko?
Post by: (Brian) Frost on May 17, 2017, 03:28:19 pm
recommend a decent led Leko replacement for a 575w leko.  So far the best ive used is a chauvet 190 or an actual source 4 led.  anything for less money thats still worth owning?
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Cailen Waddell on May 17, 2017, 10:12:00 pm
ETC Color Source S4 LED


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Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Ianevans on May 18, 2017, 12:02:01 am
recommend a decent led Leko replacement for a 575w leko.  So far the best ive used is a chauvet 190 or an actual source 4 led.  anything for less money thats still worth owning?

What about Altman Spectra IQ38?
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: (Brian) Frost on May 18, 2017, 04:54:12 pm
That is a par not a leko.


What about Altman Spectra IQ38?
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: (Brian) Frost on May 18, 2017, 04:55:53 pm
The ETC is obviously a great choice.  Ive used the chauvet and it was plenty good enough and is half the price. 


ETC Color Source S4 LED


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Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Cailen Waddell on May 18, 2017, 05:34:13 pm
The ETC is obviously a great choice.  Ive used the chauvet and it was plenty good enough and is half the price.
Then I guess it depends on what you are doing with it and who is looking at it.


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Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Milt Hathaway on May 18, 2017, 06:55:00 pm
ETC Color Source S4 LED

Agreed. Anything less is a DJ fixture.
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Jeff Lelko on May 18, 2017, 07:54:24 pm
Agreed. Anything less is a DJ fixture.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but yes, if you're looking for a true, legit, theater-friendly replacement for a 575w Source 4 then I wouldn't settle for anything less than the real deal.
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Josh Rawls on May 18, 2017, 09:50:26 pm
I have both a ETC Source4 LED Tungsten and the Chauvet Ovation E-190WW. I can't tell a difference between them. The newer ETC units might show a difference.
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Cailen Waddell on May 19, 2017, 08:56:59 am
I have both a ETC Source4 LED Tungsten and the Chauvet Ovation E-190WW. I can't tell a difference between them. The newer ETC units might show a difference.

I suppose this brings up a good question.  Is the OP looking for colormixing or a tungsten color temp?  Different product sets meet those very different needs.


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Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Scott Hofmann on May 19, 2017, 09:47:25 am
One other thing that might be considered: how long of a service life will any LED fixture have? Not just the LED emitters themselves but the power supply, driver board, fans (if used). Which manufacturer will be able to supply repair parts and for how long after the sale? Some manufacturers excel at parts and service, others not so much. Once the product is discontinued, can you get any parts?

We are used to 40+ years of service from incandescent fixtures. They just keep going with only lamps and a socket replacement. Just a thought.
Title: Re: best for the money led leko?
Post by: Steve Kosiba on June 01, 2017, 11:41:29 am
I've had great experiences with the Chauvet E-190WW and E-910FC units freelancing for an event company that owns dozens (maybe hundreds by now) of both.  The E-190WWs sometimes get stuck in "dimmer" mode and won't listen to DMX so you have to give them a factory reset and then they'll listen to DMX again.  I've found them to not play well with other brands of lights in the DMX line if you have a dozen or more of them as well, so make sure to use an optosplitter.  However, I've had that problem with many other manufacturers' lights.  I absolutely love the dimming on these, and the colors of the 910FC are absolutely amazing.  I've been really impressed by how bright they are in pastels, mostly because the lime *and* amber are able to mix some really great different colors with the RGB.  Nice lights for sure.